The award recognizes landmark projects that exemplify technological innovation, uniqueness, economic feasibility and benefit to the environment and society.
Tokyo, July 22, 2015 - Solar Frontier, the world's largest CIS solar energy solutions provider, announced it has accepted the Intersolar North America Project of the Year Award for Catalina Solar Project, the largest CIS installation in the United States. The award recognizes landmark projects that exemplify technological innovation, uniqueness, economic feasibility and benefit to the environment and society. The 143.2 MW Catalina Solar Project is installed with 82.5 MWp of Solar Frontier's CIS modules, a technology recognized for its exceptional performance in real-world environments.
CEO of Solar Frontier, Atsuhiko Hirano, said, "We are pleased Catalina Solar Project has received this distinguished award and thank Intersolar for recognizing Solar Frontier as a technology leader."
Catalina Solar Project, developed by EDF Renewable Energy, is located in the Mojave Desert in Kern County, Southern California. The milestone project contributed both directly and indirectly to the local economy by driving millions of dollars in tax revenues, businesses and community support, along with employing over 500 workers onsite during construction.
The massive project was built by Bechtel Power Corporation in a rugged desert terrain known for its extreme climatic conditions. Solar Frontier's solar CIS module technology is less impacted by these temperatures and capable of delivering higher energy yields than conventional crystalline silicon modules.
Charles Pimentel, COO of Solar Frontier Americas, said, "We're pleased this project has been recognized. It is another example for investors and project developers to take note of the strength of our technology's performance and our growth in the US market."
Solar Frontier is proud to be a part of this award-winning project. The company has a legacy of manufacturing excellence, with fully automated, state-of-the-art production plants in Japan, a market whose consumers are renowned for their attention to quality. With vertically integrated manufacturing with comprehensive downstream capabilities, Solar Frontier is building strong relationships around the globe with renewable energy industry leaders who show sustainable growth and a willingness to collaborate closely with Solar Frontier. To learn more about this story, please visit the Catalina Solar Project.